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Star Trek

Star Trek reboot films boldly go toward excellence

The Star Trek reboots did the impossible, they saved the franchise from the brink of cinematic extinction.

After Star Trek: Nemesis bombed at the box office and Paramount decided to cancel Star Trek: Enterprise (the only Star Trek show on the air at the time) it seemed like the Star Trek license was more dead than a Red Shirt on an away mission.

Captains Picard and Kirk meet in Star Trek: Generations.

After watching the Star Trek: The Next Generation films, I think asking my boss for a pay raise isn’t too far out of the question.

The Next Generation (show) takes place around 75 years after the original series, and stars Captain Jean Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Data (Brent Spiner), Worf (Michael Dorn), and Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) as the new Enterprise crew.

Some Star Trek movies should be boldly left on the shelf

After watching all six original Star Trek films, only one conclusion can be made: The odd number movies are cursed.

The original Star Trek televsion show starred Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Montgomery “Scotty” Scott (James Doohan), Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig), Nyota Uhura (Nichelle Nicholes), and Hikaru Sulu (George Takai) as the crew of the Federation Starship Enterprise, and their adventures to explore new lives and new civilizations.